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On Saturday, 06 April 2024, two of our seminarians were ordained under the hand of His Eminence, Archbishop Michael at St. Tikhons’ Monastery Church.

Fr. Benjamin Garcia was ordained to the Holy Priesthood, and Dn. Davede Thompson to the Holy Diaconate.

These men are third- and second-year seminarians, respectively, at St. Tikhon’s Seminary. Please keep them in your prayers as they shoulder the responsibilities of ordained life in service to the Orthodox Church. May the Lord bless them and keep them for many years of fruitful sacrifice and ministry.

Enjoy the moments captured below from their beautiful ordination service.